The documentary details how colonial power has destroyed Sierra Leone, by imposing a regime that directs natural resources to foreign corporations. With the recent overthrow of Gagbo in the Ivory Coast by Outara, supported by both France and the UN, the film has a lot of relevance now. Also, it shows how sanctions never works, as it only ever affects the poorest in a country. See Iraq in the 90's. Highly recommended
Saw it in cinema when it premiered and it is easily one of the most horrific cinema experiences I've ever had. The ever-increasing violence seen in the archival footage took away all the arguments and all I kept thinking: "what will we see next?!". Arguably, one might say that "we" need to see what happened down there but personally the violence overshadowed the premise of the film. Left halfway through in disgust. *
This, along side with films like Darwin's Nightmare, make me frustrated and numb: is it even possible to actually do something about this? As said in the movie, independence isn't enough to eradicate colonialism.